07/09/11 167 W, 1 I - + 2 - 2 Forty on Forty

WTVD has some details on yesterday afternoon's series of car collisions on Interstate 40 in and around and between Harrison Avenue and Aviation Parkway. Recalling the radio traffic, Western Wake, Cary, and Morrisville fire departments answered the calls, with Cary, Eastern Wake, and Wake County EMS units.

Forty, count 'em forty, vehicles were involved in seven total accidents. Started with an 11-car collision on I-40 westbound near Aviation Parkway. This was shortly after it stopped raining, a deputy explains.

Recalling the weather over by Blog Central, that post-rain conditions on paved surfaces was a hazy experience, with the peeking sunlight a bit blinding. Certainly would have been a visual impairment on busier roads!

The resulting traffic jam contributed to an eight-vehicle accident at Wade Avenue. Meaning, at the Harrison Avenue exit, another eight-vehicle collision compounded matters. The radio traffic was certainly engaging. Mostly minor injuries. Wonder how many patients, total? Maybe someone's got a run card on the whole thing, as well.

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